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Category Manager

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Manager, Biologics Sourcing Category Lead.

Effective Date /

Last Modification Date: 20Jan2021


This position will operate as the category lead for the Biologics manufacturing single use technology (assemblies, manifolds, tubing, etc.), etc. across ThermoFisher Scientific Pharma Service Group(PSG) global biologics manufacturing network. The role, in conjunction with relevant business partners and key stakeholders, will lead and deliver category initiatives that identify, design, and implement category supplier network and contribute to the business unites goal of Right First Time, On Time Delivery, and profitability improvement. The role will lead sourcing projects including using the PSG sourcing methodology, define category sourcing strategy, and key category supplier performance management.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide global category leadership for PSG- Biologics for single use systems (bags, manifolds, tubing, etc.) and chromatography purification resins including set global strategy and category plan with inputs from Biologics Business Unit and site leadership and key functional stake holders, and corporate procurement.

  2. Manages category demand, market supply, supply contracts, and supplier relationship management for sourcing initiatives as outlined in the PS Sourcing process

  3. Conducts sourcing projects & events, supplier negotiation, project management, and execution of "preferred" Supply Agreements based on the PSG Procurement Mission of Right First Time, On Time Delivery, and profitability goals.

  4. Drives annual category objectives, strategies, and project execution, track and report Value Capture and project progress to achieve category, and site level category procurement objectives.

  5. Establishes key suppliers' relationships management frame work associated with Biologics Bulk Drug Substance Manufacturing.

  6. Deploys and monitors operational supplier metrics to: deliver objective "Supplier Relationship Management," rationalize and leverage the vendor base on a category basis, measure and improve "compliance" to the corporate contracts


Bachelor's and/or Masters degree in finance, engineering or science. Master Business Administration preferred


  • Minimal 3 yrs of experience in procurement and or supply chain required.
  • Minimal 5 yrs industry experience
  • Experience within a pharmaceutical/cGMP , particularly in Biologics manufacturing environments preferred


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


  • Robust Project Management skills, and a demonstrated ability to lead projects on a regional or global basis
  • Ability to articulate sourcing business case rationales to gain support from key functional stakeholders
  • Good negotiation skills with suppliers in supplier pricing, terms and conditions to drive supplier total values.
  • Research and analytical skills to support category spend and data analysis.
  • Multi-tasking skills and planning for prioritizing personal workload.. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to travel as required to sites, conferences, and vendor locations. Estimated travel is 25-50%
  • PMP and CPM certification preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of SAP or other ERP's, experience with eProcurement an added plus
  • Experience with Supply Quality Programs

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk,; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required


This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Managers and supervisors may assign other duties as needed.

Nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.

Job Category: Categories to be determined by Corporate HR

FLSA Status (US Only): Non Exempt / Exempt

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., St. Louis , Category Manager, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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